Scott ‘Piccadilly Valley’ Chardonnay 2016
The Piccadilly Valley is home to some of the oldest, and coldest, vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, and this in turn makes for Chardonnay that is quite tight, elegant and focused. So think of white stone fruits and citrus, bright but with depth of flavour.
The Uley vineyard was planted in 1983. 550m elevation, a steep south-facing slope, shallow sandy loam soils, flecked abundantly with quartz, over deep sandstone = tight, fragrant and elegant, and mature, manicured vines make for exceptional quality Chardonnay grapes.
The fruit is handpicked, chilled overnight and then whole bunched pressed directly to old French oak barriques, where it undergoes natural fermentation.
Partial malolactic fermentation and no lees stirring past fermentation.
Bottled in December 2016. 80 dozen produced.